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Just replace plastic bottles with some other thing such that overall weight of plastic bottles reduce in % compared to weight of aluminum cans.
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From 2000 to 2010, beverage containers accounted for a steadily decreasing percentage of the total weight of domestic garbage in the Brazil. The increasingly widespread practice of recycling aluminum and plastic was responsible for most of this decline. However, although aluminum recycling was more widely practiced in this period than plastic recycling, it was found that the weight of plastic bottles in domestic garbage declined by a greater percentage than the weight of aluminum cans.

Which of the following, if true of the Brazil in the period 2000 to 2010, most helps to account for the finding?

A. Plastic bottles are significantly heavier than aluminum cans of comparable size.

B. Recycled aluminum cans were almost all beverage containers, but a significant fraction of the recycled plastic bottles had contained products other than beverages.

C. Manufacturers replaced many plastic bottles, but few aluminum cans, with polymer containers.

D. The total weight of plastic bottles purchased by domestics increased at a slightly faster rate than the total weight of aluminum cans.

E. In many areas, plastic bottles had to be sorted by color of the plastic before being recycled, whereas aluminum cans required no sorting.

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Can anybody please explain why B is wrong ?
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282252, here is the explanation i can offer.

Argument: author says that more AL than plastic is recycled. Suppose both the initial quantities are the same, the if you deduce AL, a greater reduction of AL in garbage should be seen. Now, people are definitely recycling more AL, but percentage decrease in plastic is greater.

The only way to clarify is if we were told that the initial quantity of plastic is reduced.
Therefore C is correct.

As per my evaluation, B is incorrect because it hurts the argument. If AL is recycled more than Plastic and all recycled AL is beverage container, then decline in percentage of AL containers found in garbage should be more than decline for plastic.

Its like, you are supposed to help x, but you are helping y.
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can we have some explaination also .

why A is wrong ?

Its a strengthen question. A qualifies as it tells that even if there is less plastic being recycled because of its weight it seems more is recycled.

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I think this question falls under : explain the discrepancy.
In these questions, you are asked to explain why Y happens regardless of X.
In the answer choices you must look for something that connects X and Y.
The answer choice A given above simply tells us that B happened because of something. Where in , all we are looking for is an explanation why Y happened despite X.
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souvik101990 wrote:
From 2000 to 2010, beverage containers accounted for a steadily decreasing percentage of the total weight of domestic garbage in the Brazil. The increasingly widespread practice of recycling aluminum and plastic was responsible for most of this decline. However, although aluminum recycling was more widely practiced in this period than plastic recycling, it was found that the weight of plastic bottles in domestic garbage declined by a greater percentage than the weight of aluminum cans.

Which of the following, if true of the Brazil in the period 2000 to 2010, most helps to account for the finding?

A. Plastic bottles are significantly heavier than aluminum cans of comparable size.

B. Recycled aluminum cans were almost all beverage containers, but a significant fraction of the recycled plastic bottles had contained products other than beverages.

C. Manufacturers replaced many plastic bottles, but few aluminum cans, with polymer containers.

D. The total weight of plastic bottles purchased by domestics increased at a slightly faster rate than the total weight of aluminum cans.

E. In many areas, plastic bottles had to be sorted by color of the plastic before being recycled, whereas aluminum cans required no sorting.

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100 companies use 100 cans of Al
Garbage- 100 cans if not recycled
Now people start recycling-
Garbage- 20 cans..rest recycled....Reduction- 80%

100 companies use 100 plastics bottles as containers
Garbage- 100 cans if not recycled
Now people start recycling
Garbage- 50 cans..rest recycled....Reduction- 50% (Less than Al cans)
But Manufacturers replace the original plastic containers with polymer containers
100 companies use 20 plastics bottles as containers
Recycled- 10 container (Assuming 50% as above)
So Now,the usage is even lower, & hence lower turnout of such bottles in garbage-10 cans ...Reduction- 90%
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if any issue in understanding this question, anybody can refer to the GMATPrep question:
from-1978-to-1988-beverage-containers-accounted-for-a-53492.html
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